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afternoon, i'm michelle griego. a day after the death of nelson mandela, much of the world has paused to reflect on his legacy and also his accomplishments. cbs reporter tara mergener is live in washington with more. >> reporter: mandela was an international icon. today millions are mourning his passing and celebrating his remarkable life. the flag is after half-staff at the south african embassy in washington. outside his home in johannesburg, mourners are gathering to remember the man they called madiba. a memorial service will be held tuesday and the outpouring of love says something with the caliber of the man who led the country out of apartheid. >> we'll always love madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger to build a new nation. >> reporter: messages are pouring in from around the world. from the dalai lama in india. >> we must [ indiscernible ] that sadness translate into determination. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: at the vatican pope francis applauded mandela for promoting human dignity and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, presid
. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. frank is off this afternoon. >>> just one hour ago, several of the largest unions representing bart workers filed a lawsuit in alameda county court claiming the board of directors illegally broke an agreement on a new contract. mark kelly is live at the courthouse with the very latest developments. mark? >> reporter: well, michelle, this lawsuit makes three major claims. one, bart can't take back the total package agreement without good cause. and the unions say calling one part of that agreement a mistake is not good cause. claim 2 bart must execute the final agreement and claim 3, bart can't snip out one part of the agreement and essentially say no negotiating just take it or leave it. so here's a little background on this whole thing. the uproar has been over paid family leave. november 21, the bart board instructed management that paid family leave is costly. so they said first, get the family leave provision out of the contract. then and only then could they sign the contract saying it being in the final deal was a mistake. no surprise th
on the precautions after several deaths from exposure. >> reporter: michelle, the cold weather is causing some serious concerns here in santa clara county. one community leader told me today that we are on day 4 of a local state of emergency in light of the deaths due to freezing. it's going to be another night to bundle up tight. and these empty beds won't be empty for long. >> we're still not at what we can take if people want to come in. but right now, we're definitely over capacity at that facility. >> reporter: over the past two nights, two of the life shelters in santa clara county have been over capacity. nicholas says they haven't turned anyone away yet. >> there's over 700 people who are homeless on any given night. even if we had all the beds full, there's still a lot of people sleeping outside. so we really need more blankets. >> reporter: here we shot feet of black ice along the caldecott tunnel. >> i've mostly been layering. so i wear a long sleeved shirt under a sweater, under a coat, and i always make sure it to wear a scarf. as far as once you get used to it being cold, you jus
and causing mass confusion among riders. good afternoon, i'm juliette goodrich. frank and michelle are off today. we are following breaking news in the east bay this afternoon. a malfunction on a barred train this morning caused it to stall out in a tunnel between rockridge and orinda stations. some cars quickly filled with smoke, sending several passengers to the hospital. anne makovec is live at the orinda station with more on the breakdown and the panic that followed. anne. >> reporter: oh, really was a mess. all told, nine people were treated for medical issues and we just found out from the fire department saying it was not smoke, it was brake dust that was filling the bart cars. but it affected a lot of people negatively. 700 people were stuck inside a tunnel inside a train for almost an hour and the entire pittsburg-bay point bart line was affected for most of the morning. passengers were taken out on stretchers once they arrived at the rockridge bart station this morning. the train they were riding had suddenly stopped in the berkeley hills tunnel partially filled with smoke. >> an
house is getting involved in the push for his release. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. michelle is on assignment. >>> 85-year-old merrill newman has be detained in north korea now for more than a month. kpix 5's mark kelly is in our newsroom. we're learning that newman apparently in good health. mark. >> reporter: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated novemb
is gripping the bay area and a freeze warning remains in effect for the region. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. people down in san jose were bundled up today, coats, scarves, hoods have been on all day long in hopes of staying warm. down in gilroy workers busy covering plants with tarps and moving them indoors. the smaller trees are more vulnerable in overnight freezing temperatures. lawrence karnow in the weather center with how long we'll be in the deep freeze. >> concerned about the cold temperatures, the third night we are looking at below freezing temperatures again especially in some of the interior valleys. freeze warnings have now been extended until tomorrow morning. expecting another round of these temperatures dipping down into the low 20s and the 30s. we actually had some temperatures dropping down into the teens early this morning. the overnight lows are forecasted to be slightly warmer than last night but it is still going to be cold. about 25 degrees in the napa valley. 26 in santa rosa. 32 and freezing in san rafael. i think even ins
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